Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 19, 2013
Sports Wrap – February 19, 2013

Grantsville youth baseball

Saturday, Feb. 23 is the last scheduled registration day for Grantsville youth baseball at Grantsville High School and Grantsville Junior High School from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Email questions to

THS Fund Run

The Tooele High School track teams will hold their annual THS Track 5K Fund Run on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at Elton Park. Everyone is invited to come and support the THS track team by walking or running in the event. Cost is $15 and each participant will receive a T-shirt. This is an easy downhill 3.1 mile run from the gun club to Elton Park. Any questions call coach Al Bottema (435) 882-2902, coach Karen Ware (435) 882-0774, coach Bowser (435) 496-0242 or coach Johnson (435) 830-7487.

County softball

Tooele County Girls Softball is holding sign-ups on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Dow James Complex from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration information can be found on the league’s website at

Grantsville softball

Grantsville Girls Softball sign-ups ups will be every Saturday through March 2. Sessions will be held at Grantsville Jr. High, Grantsville High School and also in Stansbury at Soelberg’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A player’s birth certificate is needed to register. Cost is $50.

Region 11 boys teams

Morgan, Ben Lomond and Bear River all advanced in the 3A state boys basketball playoffs last Friday. Fourth-place Ogden lost 61-57 at Spanish Fork. Morgan defeated Carbon 86-49 at Morgan; Ben Lomond defeated Delta 58-45 at home while Bear River went on the road and beat Payson 67-60. The teams all play Thursday at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. Ben Lomond faces Snow Canyon at 9:30 a.m., Bear River will tangle with Judge Memorial at 11:10 a.m. and Morgan will play Cedar at 2:30 p.m.

Region 11 girls teams

Morgan and Bear River advanced in the 3A state girls basketball tournament on Saturday. Morgan downed North Sanpete 54-42 and Bear River defeated Spanish Fork 56-48. Ogden lost at Delta 33-28 and Stansbury lost a heartbreaker at Carbon 35-33. Bear River will play the first game in the tourney at the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Thursday with a game against Cedar at 4:10 p.m. Morgan has the nightcap at game at 9 p.m. against Desert Hills.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz (30-24) are back in action tonight when they host the Golden State Warriors (30-22). Utah sits in seventh place in the Western Conference one game behind sixth-place Golden State and one-and-one-half game ahead of eighth-place Houston. Tonight’s game is televised on Fox Rocky Mountain. Utah travels to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on TNT.

College basketball

BYU (19-8) hosts Utah State (18-6) tonight at Marriott Center in a rescheduled game from Dec. 5, 2012. BYU defeated Portland on Saturday 86-72 while Utah State lost in overtime to Denver (17-8) 63-60 on Thursday and defeated New Mexico State (18-9) 73-69 on Saturday. The University of Utah (11-14) defeated Arizona State (19-7) 68-64 on Wednesday and lost to No. 9 Arizona (21-4) on Sunday. The Utes will play at Colorado on Thursday. Weber State (14-2) plays at Oral Roberts (16-10) on Saturday. Southern Utah (10-15) hosts Cal State Northridge (10-15) on Saturday.

Snow Goose Festival

It’s a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of pure white snow and Ross’ geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. The public can see this spectacle Saturday through Sunday at the annual Utah Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free. As many as 20,000 geese — mostly snow geese — have been at the reservoir during past festivals. Except for the black tips on their wings, snow geese are pure white. The festival is a terrific activity for the whole family. “We’ll provide spotting scopes so you can get a close look at the geese,” says Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “We’ll also be available to answer any questions you have.” The public can learn more about the festival at

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